Gene Siskel Film Center

164 N State St., Chicago, IL 60601 Directions
+13128462800
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Paul p.
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Report | 5 days ago
While the short review for the movie in the Film Center monthly calendar may convey the story line of the movie, the style may not easily be followed. Foreign films can be an enigma, so read up as much as you can to make the movie enjoyable. ..
Susanne M.
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Report | 18 days ago
Take public transportation!
Kaye M.
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Report | 19 days ago
Get there early
Cathy T.
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Report | 24 days ago
Enjoyed this theater so much!
Joe B.
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Report | a month ago
I only go to about one or two movies a year. And a trip to the Gene Siskel is always one of the movies.
Aura S.
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Report | 2 months ago
check out multicultural variety of great films from all over the world!! Saw a french film and had a great time!!
Jomaque C.
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Report | 2 months ago
Great value!
Roman B.
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Report | 2 months ago
It was lovely!
Steven B.
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Report | 3 months ago
Nice atmosphere.
Lynn M.
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Report | 3 months ago
uncomfortable seats. Good movie selection
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The Gene Siskel Film Center is as famous to Chicago film-lovers as its namesake TV film critic has been to national audiences. As the Loop's only movie house, it draws crowds with an eclectic mix of programming rather than with blockbusters and violent popcorn battles. The Film Center has been around under the umbrella of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 1972, and its curators are devoted to the art of cinema at least as much as the business. A typical weekend night might offer a documentary, a concert film, a foreign classic, and an innovative modern drama?maybe even a world premiere or a guest artist appearance.

The theaters themselves make it easy to be sucked into the screen, with ultra-plush stadium-style seats, a cafe that serves wine and espresso in addition to traditional concessions, and capacity for 16mm, 35mm, and digital projections. According to Chicagoist, it's not simply a pleasant moviegoing experience?"point-for-point, the Siskel is the finest place to catch a movie in Chicago."

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